The cheapest Windows Phone 8 handset launched by Nokia, Lumia 620 has just made its debut in Thailand. The smartphone was initially launched in China, but the Finnish company is now gradually rolling out the handset globally.According to NokiaPowerUser, customers in Thailand can now purchase the Nokia Lumia 620 for only 8,250 Baht outright, which is about $275 or €205.
Although the Lumia 620 is aimed at emerging markets, Nokia expects strong sales for the smartphone in other markets as well.
This is the less-featured Windows Phone 8 handset available on the market, but meets Microsoft’s requirements for the new operating system.
The device is equipped with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1 GHz, which is accompanied by an Adreno 305 graphics processing unit and only 512MB of RAM.
The smartphone packs 8GB of internal memory, but users get 7GB of free cloud storage via SkyDrive. Additionally, owners can further expand storage up to 64GB via microSD memory card.
Even though the Lumia 620 is tagged as a budget-friendly device, the handset comes with Dolby surround audio output, as well as HSDPA (21Mbps) and HSUPA (5.76Mbps) support.
Nokia Lumia 620 sports a decent 3.8-inch ClearBlack capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution and 16 million colors. It also comes with Bluetooth 3.0, GPS with GLONASS, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity.
On the back, the phone features a 5-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and HD (720p) video recording, while on the front Lumia 620 packs a secondary VGA camera for video calls.
Last but not least, Nokia Lumia 620 drains energy from a 1300 mAh Li-Ion battery, which is rated by the manufacturer for up to 330 hours of standby time or up to 15 hours of talk time (10 hours in 3G mode).